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Evansville Defeats No. 1 Kentucky in Historic UpsetWibbitz - Sports
Evansville Defeats No. 1 Kentucky in Historic Upset. Evansville's win was tied for the third-largest college basketball upset in the past 15 years, according to ESPN. Kentucky were 25-point favorites for Tuesday night's game in Lexington. The Wildcats defeated preseason No. 1 Michigan State last week. and jumped to No. 1 in this week's 'Associated Press' poll. “I don’t know if anything matches this, other than winning a national championship.” - Walter McCarty, Evansville coach, via statement. Evansville was picked in the preseason to finish eighth of 10 teams in the Missouri Valley Conference. Gardner-Webb's upset of Kentucky in 2007 is the biggest upset in the last 15 seasons, according to ESPN.